Florence Walking Tour: Renaissance Secrets and Scandals - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

I took this tour 2 years ago and I still remember it like yesterday. The guide was fantastic, it was tiring but well worth the effort. The highlights for me were seeing the markers of where Da Vinci had his atelier, where Michelangelo grew up, and where Dante Aligheri use to hear mass! - it still exists! Then there were the gossips of Da Vinci's jealousy over Michelangelo and other hi lights about the Medici's.

Sarah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Klas was fabulous! He was everything you would want in a tour guide: informed, enthusiastic, and a great storyteller. If you are looking for a tour that takes you a bit off the beaten track, with a guide that will keep you thoroughly entertained, you've come to the right place. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour, or to take another with Klas. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.

Theo D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was the reason we would come back to Florence. We were introduced to a fuller sense of history and parts of the city we would otherwise never have seen. Our guide was highly knowledgable, insightful and enthusiastic. We should have done this tour on our first day!

Jenna K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This tour is absolutely fantastic - would 100% recommend to all visiting Florence!!!

I took the tour in October 2014 with my mum - a bit of an alternative tour choice for a mother/daughter holiday, but I wanted do to something that would tell us about the "real Florence" and this certainly didn't disappoint.

Our tour guide (whose name I sadly don't have) was absolutely brilliant - incredibly enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable on the history of Florence, the Renaissance period and was able to answer any and every question guests on the tour asked.

The facts were fascinating and you explore loads of places you wouldn't normally come across on standard tours/in guide books.

The tour was one of the best days of our trip to Florence!

Karl S. Venezuela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

I really recommend this tour to all visitors when in Florence (18+ONLY, Given the Sensitivity of the Tour Content)... The guide (Antonia) gets into the unknown and intimate details of the city as well as the true stories of the most powerful families and icons at that time. The Medici Family, The Riccardi Family, and the one and only: Leonardo Da Vinci. This tour gives you an insight that only an Italian-Historian can offer and NO Visitor could ever know about all these stories, unless he/she is able to take this kind of tour. Without a doubt, this tour is very enhancing and informative....Job Well-Done :)

Brad L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!

Erik Belgium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Book this walking tour if you are a history lover. Corinna is an exceptional guide. My wife and I are frequent visitors to the city. We just can't get enough of the fabulous art collections in the Florence museums. But this walking tour is really something else. Corinna makes Renaissance people, artists, noblemen and ordinary folk, come alive in historically accurate anecdotes and cool petty facts. It was a real privilege to have you as our personal guide, Corinna.

Marianne S

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

We were fortuned to have a private tour as there was a little miss up in booking. The staff quickly fix the situation and it all worked out. Very Funny Scandals, you will never look at art quite the same way.


4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Interesting and scandalous. Very impressed that although I was the only one who booked, the tour went ahead - so I had a personal tour through Florence. Angelo presented the history with knowledge and enthusiasm, making the tour enjoyable. If you want a diversion to the usual historical tours, I recommend this. Not sure I swallowed all the information, but amusing diversion to the more factual tours.

Pam K

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2015

Out of the five tours we booked through Viator during our two week stay in Italy, this was perhaps our least favorite. The subject matter was interesting and we were fully prepared and fine with its R-rated nature. But we felt it could have been presented in a more organized fashion. Overall, a bit confusing and exhausting. By the way, we were the only attendees of this tour, so perhaps it needs to be retooled a bit.

Yvonne R

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
November 2015

It was terrible. The description of the tour was grossly inaccurate. Instead of shocking tales about scandalous lives it should have state sexual exploits. The entire tour revolved around the sexual life of Florence. There was very little other than the wine/vino doors information given in the tour that I could share with family and friends.

Leanne G A

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
July 2014

Beware!!!! This tour is really about Renaissance SEX AND DRUGS once you get on site. The write up on Viator does not tell you any of this and the your can be quite inappropriate if you have younger teens with you or sensitives in your group. They should be honest about the topic!!!!!!

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